Tag Archives: Literature

My must-read books list

My long list of books I’ve loved… These are books from all genres and none, for all ages. It’s not a snob list of books I pretend I’ve read – I have actually read each of these, to the end, … Continue reading

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Hysterical writers competition

First, punctuate the headline. Then… a short story and/or poetry competition for women writing in English, but of any nationality. Closing date is 31st August, but submission is by email. Details here… Related articles Short Stories And Stuff (blogaboutwriting.wordpress.com) Hysteria … Continue reading

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…should cockroaches eat the last few pages

“Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat … Continue reading

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Costa short story prize inviting entries now

The Costa Book Awards has opened its doors to short story writers. This award is for a single, previously unpublished short story of up to 4,000 words by an author of 18 years or over. The story must be written … Continue reading

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